Hertha KLUGE-POTT, Pan's hour Enlarge 1 /1


Berlin, Germany born 1934

  • Australia from 1958

Pan's hour 1972 Title Notes: second group of three comprising large gift from the artist.
Place made: Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, paper; ink aquatint, drypoint and etching, printed in colour inks with plate-tone, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 12

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Hertha Kluge-Pott '72'. Titled lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'pan's hour'. Inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'A/P'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Hans P. - comments'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed by Hans Pott lower centre below plate-mark in reed pen and black ink, '[Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 53'] What is your substance, whereof are you made, / that millions of strange shadows on you tend? / Since every one hath, every one, one shade, / And you but one, can every shadow lend. / Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit / Is poorly imitated after you; / On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set, / And you in Grecian tires are painted new: / Speak of the spring, and foison of the year, / the one doth shadow of your beauty show, / The other as your bounty doth appear; / And you in every blessed shape we know. / In all external grace you have some part, / But you like none, none you, for constant heart.'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 55.4 h x 50.6 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 83.8 h x 60.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.222
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, 2014